What is the best protection against trojans? Avast and Antivir PE failed.

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by Phil, Sep 18, 2007.

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  1. LIVEFRMNYC

    LIVEFRMNYC Blah Blah Blah!!!

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    Avast is pretty good/sensitive even on Normal settings. And how did Avast fail to do anything about it? It always gives me an Option. Maybe you should play with the settings.
     
  2. Phil

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    Avast DID notice the threat. It warned me. I said delete. Still the system got infected.

    Same for AVG Free, Antivir PE, NOD 32.

    Now testing McAfee.
     
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    Padmé NBR Super Pink Princess

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    I doubt if you'll get any takers. ;) :p
     
  4. Sub-D

    Sub-D Notebook Evangelist

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    Maybe if you get enough people to infect their computers the AV companies will take note and improve their defenses! :D
     
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    Gintoki Notebook Prophet

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    Yeah, when i saw that i started to laugh. It'd be pretty funny if virus makers started using this method.

    Me: La, la, la, la, la, la, la.
    Computer hacker: Hey would you like to download some spyware?
    Me: Sure.
    Computer hacker: Alright go here, and click buy and ship.
    Me: Uhg, that's some nasty spyware, but since you asked nicely...
     
  6. Phil

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    7 people have downloaded it sofar. I know I like to test this. I always thought my PC was pretty safe.
     
  7. swarmer

    swarmer beep beep

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    I'd be curious to know if you still get infected if you set up a limited user account (non-admin) and run it there.

    I would never rely on AV software as a primary defense... it's more of a backup strategy in my opinion. (Primary defense IMO is not running as an admin, using Firefox for browsing, not running every dodgy .exe file you can find, keeping OS and software up-to-date, and general common sense.)

    Anyway, I'm still curious about the answers to my other questions...

    Is this Windows XP?
    And did the AV programs warn you about the file when you downloaded the file or when you tried to execute it?
     
  8. Phil

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    Only when running it. OS is XP Pro SP2.

    Me too. Haven't tried this yet. It's propably about time I start doing this.
     
  9. Thomas

    Thomas McLovin

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    AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition
     
  10. Phil

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    Maybe a good scanner but failed on this test.
     
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